Few things are more comforting than some good ol' barbecue. No matter if the craving is for the more traditional stuff — a la ribs and pork — or something more non-traditional, like alligator ribs, here are 16 places throughout South Florida to get a 'cue fix.Read More
The 14 Top Barbecue Spots in South Florida
Tasty ‘cue can be found all over South Florida
Park Avenue BBQ Grille
Park Avenue BBQ Grille has served mountains of slow-cooked barbecue pork, chicken, ribs, and more for three decades. Try it on a platter with two homestyle sides or even piled high on a seasonal salad. Don’t forget to order the fried pickles.
4 Rivers Smokehouse
This family-owned barbecue joint started in a garage in Winter Park, Florida, and has reached South Florida. Smoked meats are all the rage at 4 Rivers. The burnt ends are smothered in homemade barbecue sauce, while the tri-tip is served with chimichurri. Looking to save some dough? Check out its inflation menu filled with items like smokehouse burritos, buffalo macaroni and cheese, and barbacoa bowls, created as a budget-friendly option during rising prices.
Started by two friends who just wanted to create barbecue sauce, this South Florida restaurant quickly became one of the most beloved barbecue joints. Bring the family and order the sampler that feeds up to six people and offers just about every meat on the menu.
For more than 50 years, Georgia pPig has been serving up some barbecue delights like its cult favorite barbecue sandwich tossed in a mustard-based sauce, along with dishes like barbecue chicken, smoked ham, and fried shrimp. (Cash only.)
Saint City Coffee Shop
No, this barbecue doesn't serve coffee, so don't be fooled by the name. Located at a church, it serves plenty of soul food and barbecue classics like rib sandwiches and smoked chicken. (Cash only.)
Drinking Pig BBQ
This weekend-only barbecue spot, by KYU alums, boasts some of the best barbecue in the Magic City. Hungry diners can order items like brisket, pulled pork, and chicken using traditional techniques alongside Caribbean flavors. Make sure to order in advance, as this spot has been known to sell out.
La Traila Barbecue
Austin native and pitmaster Mel Rodriguez, along with Miami native and Buffalo Bills wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie, are behind this Texas-style barbecue outpost. The counter-service restaurant offers brisket sundae, a mac and cheese base layered with baked beans, cream corn, smoked brisket, cotija cheese, crema, and house sauce. Additional options include platters and meats by the pound, such as smoked pulled pork, smoked sausage, pork spare ribs, and Texas-style brisket. Try the brisket y queso empanadas or smoked pork rib croquettes for a taste of Miami and Texas fusion.
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Bar-B-Que Ribs Chicken & Jerk Shack
Be prepared for generous portions of just off-the-grill barbecue ribs, served with even larger sides like macaroni n' cheese and cornbread.
Richard Hales’ barbecue hotspot in Midtown Miami serves up everything a proper ‘cue spot should: fall-off-the-bone beef ribs, tender pulled pork, smokey brisket, and more, along with meats carved by the pound, decadent sides, and even vegan “burnt ends.”
This New York City import has impressed Miami’s barbecue scene. Every day it offers all its favorites, like pork ribs, brisket, smoked wings, and homemade sausage, alongside an eclectic variety of wines and beers in a chic-yet-cozy space in the Allapattah neighborhood.
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Eat with the locals and get some cheap ‘cue at Miami’s Shorty's. The pulled pork sandwiches and sweet tea have been a favorite in the area for more than 65 years.
Harvey's Smokehouse BBQ
This longtime South Dade favorite serves up a bevy of barbecue dishes for all tastes and appetites ranging from smoked wings, to pulled pork sandwiches, to a “Brontosaurus” beef short rib and even a salad or two for the health-inclined diner.
Barbecue cheese fries, fried mac ‘n cheese, fried okra are just a few of the things found at this classic Miami spot in Homestead. Don't miss the pulled pork combo, cornbread soufflé and deep fried corn on the cob.
This South Dade barbecue favorite has now taken up residence isn’t Miami Brewing Co. Expect some of the city’s best barbecue dishes like ribs, pulled pork, beef ribs, brisket, and more.
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